Restaurants and cafes nationwide have been quick to capitalize on relaxed drug laws enabling them to serve recipes infused with CBD hype.
While you’d have to really chow down to get a buzz – the law caps allowed THC content at 0.3% – there is something for anxiety, pain, appetites, sleep and even cancer if all the boosters are to be believed.
From Bangkok proper and Chiang Mai city to Korat and places in between, here are the places where weed is now on the menu.
420 Cannabis Bar (Bangkok)
Opened just earlier this month, 420 Cannabis Bar Bangkok offers a neon-lit vibe and some stools for customers to sip cannabis teas and bubble teas that contain cannabidiol, or CBD. The place also serves “Fly High Cookie” CBD chocolate chip cookies, CBD Brownies and baked pot leaf and spinach with cheese.
The cafe is located on Soi Premier 1 Yark 8 in Bangkok’s Prawet district near Paradise Park. It’s open 10:30 to 8pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30pm through 10pm on Friday and Saturday. A delivery service is also available.
Kanom Siam (Bangkok)
A Bangkok dessert shop best known for its traditional pandan coconut-rice pancakes earlier this month teased that it will offer the Thai dessert infused with cannabis leaves “very soon.”
“This dessert has fragrance from pandan and is mixed with cannabis species carefully selected by us – from the strains, controlled cultivation, harvest and logistics – ready to be cooked fresh for our fans to try,” the dessert shop teased with images of a cannabis leaf draped over equally green baked goodies.
Kanom Siam currently has three branches: Siam Paragon, EmQuartier and inside the Suan Plern Market on Rama V Road.
Kiew Kai Ka (Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
The rustic Thai restaurant since earlier this month has launched a wide range of Thai crowd-pleasing dishes from green curry, stir-fried malindjo leaves with egg and chicken soup with tamarind leaves – all infused with cannabis. A “Happy Omelette” is also included on the menu.
Kiew Kai Ka has two branches – one in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao area and another located on Nimman Road in Chiang Mai province. It opens from 11am through 10pm every day.
Goodsouls Kitchen (Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
File this one under “coming soon.” With branches in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, plant-based restaurant Goodsouls Kitchen recently teased six new food and drinks on the menu including a smoothie bowl, pesto pasta, vegetarian burger, vegan steak and Burmese tea leaf salad – all infused with marijuana leaves.
No date was given for when Goodsouls’s new dishes would go on sale, though, as it is awaiting official approval from the Food and Drug Administration. As soon as it gets it, it will be among 40 restaurants working with Maejo University to serve cannabis-infused food for customers.
The Bangkok branch is located on Soi Thanpuying Puangrat-prapai off Soi Sukhumvit 26. It’s open 9am to 9pm every day. Its other two branches are in Chiang Mai city – one on Chang Moi Road and another on Singharat Road.
Hop Beer House Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima)
Claiming itself to be the first place that serves cannabis menus in its province and Isan region, the craft beer bar and restaurant in Korat city now serves a selection of recipes such as sour and spicy chicken soup, minced pork omelette, pizza sprinkled with hemp leaves and green hemp puddings. The bar in the future will serve craft beer and wine infused with cannabis as well.
Hop Beer House Korat has three branches in Nakhon Ratchasima province. It opens 4pm through midnight every day.
Class Cafe (Nakhon Ratchasima)
With its four branches spanning throughout the Korat city, Class Cafe serves cannabis caffeinated drinks under the brand “Khao Yai Calm” to go with its burger stuffed and sprinkled with cannabis leaf powder. In the future, the venue will offer delivery service via LINE Man.
The cafe currently has four branches in Nakhon Ratchasima province.
Ban Lao Ruang (Prachinburi)
Sitting inside a house that once housed a dental practice which was donated to the Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital’s foundation for public benefit, Ban Lao Ruang is billed as the very first venue that serve cannabis-infused menus – some with wink-wink names – such as “Smiley Tempura” deep-fried weed leaves with spicy mango salad, “Good Mood Soda” cannabis juice-infused passionfruit soda and pot pizza.
Ban Lao Rueng is located on Namuang Road in Prachinburi city. It’s open 10am to 7:30pm every day.
Abhaibhubejhr Day Spa (Prachinburi)
Located only 5-minute drive from Ban Lao Ruang is the spa house recently overwhelmingly visited by locals and tourists who want to savor its kitchen’s cannabis menus from pad kaprao to spicy pork soup with weed leaves.
Abhaibhubejhr Day Spa opens from 8:30am through 4:30pm daily. It’s located inside the Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachinburi city.
Baan Tool (Rayong)
The restaurant-slash-cafe is the only place in Rayong province that’s allowed to serve food and drinks infused with cannabis. Some of the good-selling dishes include laab, tom yum goong, seafood spaghetti and fish cakes. The venue is owned by 33-year-old Nopporn Choosirak who is permitted to serve the dishes after he bought a franchise from government-approved Siamkanya Cafe.
Baan Tool is located on Srimuangnua Road in Rayong city. It opens from 8am until 7pm daily, except Thursday.
Chi Samui (Koh Samui, Surat Thani)
Claiming to be the first restaurant on Koh Samui allowed to serve dishes containing cannabis, Chi Samui opened late last month with a wide range of food and drinks containing newly legalized cannabinoids, or CBD.
The restaurant, which is licensed to obtain cannabis leaves from a partnering university, serves a varied selection of teas, cocktails, shakes and lemonades alongside dishes such as pizza, burgers, pasta, hummus and crowd-pleasing pad kaprao– all cooked with cannabis.
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